Arturo Eleazar Diaz was executed by the state of Texas on September 26, 2013. Arturo was pronounced dead at 6:30 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Arturo was 37 years of age. He was executed for the brutal stabbing murder of 25-year-old Michael Ryan Nichols on April 3, 1999, in McAllen, Texas. Also injured during the crime was John Shepherd, a coworker of Michael.
Arturo grew up in poverty and dropped out of school after the 7th grade. He worked as a laborer prior to being arrested. Arturo regularly used drugs and alcohol, starting at a young age.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Michael Ryan Nichols. Please pray for the family of Arturo.